I saw in the news yesterday a horrific story about an Oakland County Car Accident Fatality on I-696 in Farmington Hills. According to Michigan State Police, Lingjie Mark, an Ann Arbor resident, was killed Saturday when three cars allegedly collided with each other in the eastbound lanes of I-696 near Inkster Road, closing the freeway for six hours. Injuries and medical conditions of the other drivers and passengers have not been released yet.
The accident is still under investigation. State Police are asking any witnesses with information on the fatal accident to contact the Metro North Station in Oak Park at 248-584-5757. If you witnessed anything, please call and help the police in their investigation of this horriffic accident.
I am very sorry to hear about this tragic auto accident and wish the surviving drivers and passengers the fullest and speediest recovery possible. My condolences to the Mark family for their tragic loss.
Michigan car accident victims have a number of legal rights. For this type of auto accident in Michigan, the surviving drivers and passengers can submit a claim for Michigan No-Fault insurance benefits. No-Fault benefits will cover their medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the accident. The injured parties can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan automobile insurance policy.
In addition, the car accident injury victims may also have claims for personal injuries against any drivers determined to be at fault in this auto accident. The insurance company for a negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case. In this lawsuit, the injured victims can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident. The insurance company for a negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of car accident case.
Furthermore, the Mark family does have legal rights related to this accident. A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against the other drivers and a claim would be made against their insurance companies. No-fault insurance claims can also be filed for payment of funeral expenses, survivor loss benefits, medical expenses, wage loss benefits, and other claims. There may also be other available claims and remedies available to the family.
An experienced Michigan car accident lawyer can assist the victim with this type of claim. Auto accident victims should not speak with the insurance adjuster for the negligent driver before consulting with an attorney.
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